Fiji Time: 8:38 AM on Sunday 2 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

$7m from PNG so far

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

FIJI has received half of the promised funds from the Papua New Guinea Government for the September 17 election.

This was confirmed by Elections Supervisor Mohammed Saneem who said this translated to about $F7million from the PNG Government.

"We can confirm that we have received the first trench of what was to be delivered by the PNG Government and we have the funds on board and definitely the funds for this (polling day recruitments) is already with us," Mr Saneem said at a press conference in Suva yesterday morning.

"We anticipate to have the full PNG money to us by next month and we have received the first half of it already, so we have $F7m — that's part of the funds PNG had promised."

Mr Saneem said the office received its funding from government as well.

"We have received the initial budget from the Fijian Government."

When asked about the costs for the refurbishment of the Elections Office, he said it was budgeted for.

"Refurbishment of this building was part of the funds we had requested from PNG and we are still continuing with refurbishments, but it will cost less than half a million dollars."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64940.6304
JPY 50.608347.6083
GBP 0.37960.3716
EUR 0.44010.4281
NZD 0.68800.6550
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.49600.4790

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s rep in custody
  2. Fiji sevens player charged for assault
  3. 7s coach selection
  4. Survivor finds hope amid fear
  5. FLP hits out at suspension
  6. City fights off swarms of termites
  7. Businessman awaits police report
  8. Work on $30 million project progresses well
  9. Termites in the city
  10. NFP ready to resolve nation's ills

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  2. Carjack case on to High Court Friday (30 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  5. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  8. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judoka dies Thursday (29 Sep)